Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in Soil-Plant-Water Relations and Irrigation Management, University of California, Davis

Dr. Mallika Nocco

Mallika Nocco is the Soil-Plant-Water Relations & Irrigation Management Specialist in UC Cooperative Extension in the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources. Her areas of expertise are in deficit irrigation, irrigation scheduling, crop water use physiology, soil hydrologic health, and thermal/multispectral aerial imagery for crop water stress evaluation. She works with growers, policymakers, and water districts to develop irrigation management strategies that balance farm livelihoods and water conservation. She is the co-host of the Water Talk Podcast and director of the Conservation Irrigation Lab.

Contact: Mallika Nocco,, @mallika_nocco on Twitter.